VanGuard 1491INi Inverted Microscope

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Featuring vivid, infinity-corrected optics, the 1400INi Series Inverted Microscopes provide life science professionals high performance for tissue culture applications. A wide selection of stage inserts come standard to support 96-well plates, HLA/Terasaki plates, 3 x 1" glass slides, and 65/54/35mm Petri dishes.

Built around an industry-leading, high-performance frame, the 1400INi Series models eliminate the fatigue and strain associated with working long hours over a microscope. Low-position focusing controls and long drop-down X-Y controls ensure simple, consistent, and comfortable use.

Brightfield & Phase Contrast models feature infinity-corrected plan achromatic objectives. Fluorescence upgrade packages are available as options. Various camera packages are available as options; including digital, video, and 35mm systems.

All models feature 10x High-Eyepoint WideField eyepieces, 30W variable quartz halogen illumination, and are backed by a 5 Year warranty.


  • VIOS Infinity-Corrected Optics
  • 30W Variable Quartz Halogen Illumination
  • Brightfield
  • Optional Fluorescence Packages
  • Advanced Ergonomics
  • 400mm Eyepoint Height
  • High-Eyepoint Eyepieces (FD 22mm) with Rubber Eyecups
  • Multiple Stage Inserts For Plates, Dishes, Vials, & Slides

Product Specifications

Optical System VIOS Infinity-Corrected
Head Trinocular
Type Brightfield
Objective Type Plan Achromatic, Infinity, LWD
Illumination 30 W Variable Quartz Halogen
Optional Fluorescence Package 1490-FLP01, Fluorescence Upgrade Kit
Interpupillary Adjustment 48 - 75 mm
Dioptric Adjustment -5 to +5
Camera Port 20/80 Split
Eyepieces 10x Ultra Widefield; High-Eyepoint; Rubber Eyecups
Eyepiece Field Diameter 22 mm
Nosepiece 5-Position; Reverse Pitch
Objectives Plan Achromatic 4x (0.10 N.A., 25.2 mm W.D.); 10x (0.25 N.A., 11 mm W.D.); 20x (0.25 N.A., 6 mm W.D.); 40x (0.60 N.A., 3.2 mm W.D.)
Stage Insert For 96-Well Plates, HLA/Terasaki Plates, 3 x 1" Glass Slides, 65/54/35 mm Petri Dishes
Stage Rectangular 250 x 160 mm (300 x 250 mm w/ Stage Extension) Mechanical; Drop-Down, Right-Hand, Rack & Pinion X-Y Control; 120 x 80 mm Cross Travel Range; Chemical-Resistant Finish
Focusing Coaxial, Ultra Low Position, Coarse/Fine Controls; Tension Adjustment; Safety Auto-Stop; 40 mm Focusing Range; 0.002 mm Precision
Condenser 0.30 NA w/ Iris Diaphragm; Rack & Pinion Focusing Control
Sample Clearance 150 mm
75 mm
Base 320 x 240 mm; Anti-Skid Rubber Feet
Body Ergonomic; Stain-Resistant Enamel Finish
Dimensions 540 (L) x 300 (W) x 480 (H) mm
Weight 11 kg
Voltage 110 V
220 V Available On Request
Supplied With Specimen Plate Holders, Dispersion Filter, Blue Filter, Spare Lamp, Spare Fuses (2 Ea.), Eyecups (2 Ea.), Dust Cover, & Operation Manual

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